Tuesday, June 15, 2021

How Do You Make a Robot Walk on Mars? It’s a Steep Challenge

From the Sojourner rover, which landed on Mars in 1997, to Perseverance, which touched down in February, the robots of the Red Planet...

The Biktrix Kutty X Is a Refined Fat-Tire Ebike That Folds

Photograph: BiktrixFolding it is simple but unwieldy, due to the bike's 60-pound weight. Undo a clamp in the middle of the frame, then lift...

The Best E3 Deals on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC Games and Gear

E3, the annual video game trade show, is a tidal wave of news and trailers for upcoming games. It might still be virtual...

What Makes Quantum Computing So Hard to Explain?

Quantum computers, you might have heard, are magical uber-machines that will soon cure cancer and global warming by trying all possible answers in different...

Here’s Why Gadgets Are So Hard to Get Right Now

It’s impossible to get a PS5, your iPhone is on backorder, and no one’s seen a graphics card in the wild in months. It...

The 17 Best Weekend Deals on Headphones, Webcams, and More

Ninja Foodi Deluxe XL Multi-Cooker for $200 ($50 off): Ninja’s competitor to the Instant Pot plays up its ability to air fry, with a...

When the Bison Come Back, Will the Ecosystem Follow?

Eisenberg, who has spent her career studying wolves and bison, applies a combination of western science and traditional ecological knowledge, a field of environmental...

To Fight Online Misinformation, Criminalize Voter Suppression

This week, Senator Joe Manchin announced that he won’t support HR 1, the sweeping election reform legislation that passed the House and has...

Amazon’s Fire HD 10 Is Still the Best Cheap Tablet Around

The Fire HD 10 isn't the best tablet you're ever going to use. Not even close. But it is cheap, decently powerful, and...

MacOS Monterey Is When Apple Starts Leaving Intel Macs Behind

This week, Apple revealed macOS Monterey, an update to its desktop operating system that will roll out this fall. It comes with a whole...
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